Microsoft and WeWork today announced their “City as a Campus” partnership. The “City as a Campus” model uses New York City as its “campus” and gives the Microsoft’s global marketing and sales teams access to WeWork space across New York City. With access to WeWork all around New York City, Microsoft’s sales and marketing teams can stop in, get work done, and make the most of time.
Their partnership also includes access to two “touch down” venues—one in WeWork Chelsea and the other at WeWork Charging Bull in the Financial District. Microsoft team will have access to a bespoke Microsoft space where they can stop in to catch up on some work, host customers for meetings and demonstrations, or recharge between meetings.
Matt Donovan, GM Office Marketing, Microsoft, said: “WeWork truly embodies the work styles of the future, where community and mobility are key. At Microsoft, we designed Office 365 precisely for these new work styles. It means that the Microsoft employees and WeWork communities get access to inspiring tools and spaces to pursue their passions and achieve more every day. We’re excited to have WeWork open its doors to Microsoft employees and to have their own employees adopt Office 365 as their universal toolkit.”
For WeWork, this partnership highlights WeWork’s growing appeal to large companies looking for flexible real estate solutions. Chief Product Officer, Dave Fano, said: “We are incredibly excited to have Microsoft as part of our growing community. By providing them with an engaging community, an inspiring space and quality services, WeWork enables corporations like Microsoft to meet the needs of the modern workforce, while increasing productivity and reducing costs.”
The partnership also includes similar “touch down” spaces for Microsoft sales teams in Philadelphia and Portland as well as a bulk desk deal (40 desks) to move Microsoft’s Atlanta-based advertising team to WeWork Buckhead.